My employer provides internet service to my home as well as Vonage phone and FAX. I would like to know if it would be feasible to use the "home" cable modem at campground sites that provide cable hookups or if there would be system compatability problems. If I could get this to work it would make travelling and working on the road a real possibility.
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It might work if the same provider did cable at the campground. But they would still have to turn on the service and might charge extra, assuming they allow moving the box around in their area. Going out of their area, you'd be SOL.
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Generally a cable modem will work anywhere in a cable system. 2 things though - the cable system at the CG has to be by the same cable provider, and also has to be fed from the same head end (site where all the dishes and towers are). Not recomended, and not sure if it is really worth the hassle. BTW, cable operators have monitoring tools for modems in their systems, so they WILL know where in the cable plant the modem is when it is online - and yes, they can shut it down remotely if they feel you are in violation of their policy.
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You'd get more satisfactory results by using smartphone wifi tethering or one of those data hotspot devices from a cellular carrier. I use the smartphone hotspot method to get internet on a computer, an ipad, & a kindle fire.
You could switch a home wifi router to access point mode, connect it to the hotspot, and then have cat5 connections available for devices which aren't wifi enabled.
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